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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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Creating a Windows 7 virtual desktop machine

In this section, we will build a virtual desktop machine with Windows 7 as the operating system. We will follow the steps outlined at the beginning of this chapter to optimize and prepare the image to be used as a floating-assigned, linked-clone virtual desktop machine.

Creating the virtual desktop machine container

The first thing we need to do is build and configure the actual virtual desktop machine on our vCenter Server. This will define the virtual hardware configuration. To define the configuration, follow these steps:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the vSphere Web Client, as shown in the following screenshot:
  2. From the home page, navigate to the ESXi host server on which we are going to create this ...

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